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ago when you did the story that chuck was dying. >> absolutely. 75 years old, appeared to be in great shape before he took this turn. >> did you see those pictures of him? >> how do you get your arms like that? he gave me the secret, pushups. his sons were phenomenal athletes. college scholarships. the things people liked him is he was real and he didn't hide his past. he went to lorton for crimes out here in the streets. that was a good if i think thing for him. he learned how to play guitar and developed skills and discover his talent, which is song writer. he had a great voice. >> and interesting to say all you have had to do was walk down u street. they came to him. >> absolutely. we're talking generations, four generations of chuck's concerts live. you appreciated him live. there was the grandparents,
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parents, and the kids. and on stage, he had his young kids. and tom, these two hooked up years ago, chuck really started to do well. he was not a poor man. >> i remember when i came here as a young student at howard university and heard that music, i said that sounds good. >> that's right. it will always sound good. bruce johnson, thanks so much. back into the studio. thank you, lesli. i don't think i go out on a limb saying washington, d.c.'s heart is broken with the loss of chuck brown. gary is live where he is getting the reaction to washingtonens that are just learning the news. gary. >> reporter: i talked to one man who said you're reporting about the death of chuck brown. there's nothing negative to say. he said when you talk about chuck brown, the only thing you can do is glow. you talk about chuck brown as being a washington institution, the chili bowl is an
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institution. chuck was here often. served on him, was a friend, what legacy do you think mr. brown leaves to washington, d.c.? >> he's more of a family member to us, everybody enjoyed chuck brown. everybody loved him. we are going to deeply miss chuck brown for ever and ever. >> reporter: mr. smith, why was his music important to d.c.? what difference did it make? >> it made a difference because he was the founder of go-go. everybody loves chuck brown. everybody loved go-go in d. c. back in the day, they love go- go. loved chuck. >> i was told by one fan, if you went to a chuck brown concert and you weren't feeling good, chuck could focus you on the positive and change your attitude. how did he do that? >> he would get you up. he made you dance all day and all night long. then after the chuck show, the chili bowl. >> i talked to one woman who said even if you didn't feel like it, your body started to
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move. >> that's right. and you keep on moving all night long. >> i know that as you're talking to me, maurice is the chili bowl. we have 30 seconds here. tell me what chuck's impact is on his legacy. >> chuck brown is an institution. he means a lot to d.c. d.c.'s music. d.c.'s heart and soul. we will love for ever and miss chuck. >> thank you very, very much. my favorite definition came from suzanne who said art is the objectification of a subjective reality. chuck brown dug into that reality deep into himself, subjective reality that had never been objectived before. gentleman, thank you very, very much. back to you in the studio. >> thank you so much, gary. if you can sum it up in one word, chuck brown, thank you. in the last hour, we have received a statement from chuck
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brown's manager. it reads in part, his family continues to be grateful for the outpouring of love and support and request respect for their privacy. chuck brown, the godfather of go-go in d.c. was 75 years old. a 9news investigation into federal bonuses could result in a congressional hearing. our reports have been controversial because the data bank we use is public information and online, in fact, we have it on our website, investigative reporter is just back from capitol hill as you have been following this story. russ. >> that's right. data bank covers about 70% of the federal work force. anyone can see what these workers earned last year by name, including bonuses, we identified $439 million in bonus payments for 2011. here at the department of agriculture, one of its workers earned $62,895 bonus that is in addition to his $179,700
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salary. a spokesman identified the employee as the federal government's top veterinarian, but declined our request to profile how he qualified. we identified 15 other federal workers earning the nation's top bonus at departments of veterans affairs, social security administration, nasa, and departments of human services. they all received a bonus recipients of the presidential rank awards. these awards were started in 1978 on the website. it says winners are strong leaders, professionals and scientists, comprised of private citizens looking for strength, integrity. get a lump sum of their annual salary. >> presumably, they are the cream of the crop. >> steven lucy's sister publication says the awards have been criticized for lack of transparency. >> we don't know what makes these people so special. >> first, even before our investigation aired last night,
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discussions on bonuses were already beginning here on capitol hill. >> we need to probably look at dictating some guidelines in order for the award of bonuses. >> republican congressman chairs the subcommittee on federal work force and considering a hearing. >> i think we have to bring to the table and have as witnesses those supervisors who oversee the authorization of bonuses and find out why they are given. >> we should know a select few are giving that $60,000 plus bonus less than 1 in 10,000 federal government workers qualify. and white house spokesperson tells me in addition to a pay freeze, president obama has ordered restrictions making bonuses tougher to get, smaller in size, and eliminating some all together. our analysis of 2011 data shows bonuses were down in 2011 more than 40 million compared to 2010. >> now you said on this data base, which is online, 70% of workers are there, who is not there? >> white house, cia, department of defense, a
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handful of agencies, including congress, they are not included. >> keep up the good work. stories on federal salaries and bonuses have provoked a storm of controversy on the internet. some people called it snacky and slimy. others say if you are paid by the taxpayers, the taxpayers have a right to know your salary. bruce leshan has been out talking to federal workers. >> look at the salaries. >> oh my gosh. that's not cool. >> it is the talk of the southwest federal center. >> that's you? we have your salary right here. >> okay. >> federal workers shocked that anyone can tap their names into the internet and come up with their exact salaries and bonuses. >> what happened to your privacy? >> everyone in the private sector, their salary isn't out there. >> they are held to a different standard. >> you can see it has your salary right there. how do you feel about that? >> well, personally, i wish it wasn't, but i understand being a public employee.
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>> some fear the implications. >> if somebody is trying to, let's say have a motive to destroy someone's reputation. >> reporter: a lot of them resent the implication that they are over paid. >> how long has it been since you got a raise? >> two years. >> reporter: two years since you got a raise? >> yes. >> reporter: do you think you'll get one this year? the american federation of government workers pointed to federal poultry inspectors who are making just $32,000 a year to protect us from e. coli contamination. but the survey also found a veterinarian who received a one- year, $62,000 bonus. >> i do agree that government people should get bonuses for a good job. but $62,000 is probably a little over board. >> reporter: a bit over board for a government worker, he says. but a whole lot less than some private ceo's have been
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getting. in d.c., bruce leshan, 9news now. >> a congressional budget office report this year suggested federal employees make about 2% more in total wages than private sector employees in comparable rolls. plenty of people disagree on both sides. tell us what you think. join the conversation on this story. go to our wusa9 facebook page. derek. d.c. delegate is being denied the opportunity to testify at a hearing about abortions in the capital. the congresswoman wanted to speak tomorrow at a house subcommittee hearing on a bill that would ban the procedures after 20 weeks. the bill's sponsor said no. denying a request. norton will be here at 7:00 to talk about that hearing. the fact that she won't be speaking at it. >> oh boy, i'm sure she'll have interesting things to say. coming up in this half hour, you may soon be paying more in taxes.
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find out who will be paying more next year. >> this weather is what will roll in here. we'll take you out with the numbers and a little above average. average is 76 and 57. we'll come back and talk about a cold front that has to move through tonight and let you know what that means for our weekend. and up next, keeping all band items off our nation's airlines. 9news now will be right back.
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reporting, tracking, and addressing security breeches. that was the focus of a congressional hearing on the transportation security administration today. it was prompted by a report earlier this month that listed a series of security breeches, including a knife getting through security. >> until we get 100% of these
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breeches reported, there's a pattern being established by folks feeling their way through different airports to find out vulnerabilities. >> tsa has to be smarter, leaner, and tougher, and we want to help them get there. >> the acting inspector general also raised concerns at today's hearing that it is too easy for people who may pose a threat to get a security clearance. the head of the fbi is talking about another kind of security breach, leaked, classified information. fbi director told congress the bureau launched its own investigation into just who leaked information about an al- qaeda terror plot. that plot was about al-qaeda trying to place a bomb aboard an airliner bound for the united states. this type of leak puts american lives at risk. still ahead tonight, brain power is turning into some real muscle to help a stroke patient regain her independence. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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help parents identify early signs of autism. a new study shows a simple poll to sit test in a six month old can be an indicator. a child's head flops back because of weak head or neck control. this is at six months. doctors found that 90% of the infants who exhibited head lag were later diagnosed with autism. but they say more study is needed before this becomes a widespread screening tool. a popular antibiotic used for bronchitis may increase the odds for sudden and deadly heart conditions. a study out of van deer vanderbilt university. researchers analyzed data over a 14 year period. here's the deal. there were 29 heart related deaths among people on a five- day regimen. it is double the risk when compared to other antibiotics. >> for the first time in nearly 15 years, a paralyzed
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woman is able to take a drink on her own. kathy is using her brain to control a robotic arm and bring a cup with a straw up to her own mouth. researchers implanted a tiny electrode into the brain to make it all happen. >> we have to connect on their head a little wire that goes out to a computer and the computer does all of the work of translating thoughts into actions. >> to be able to watch her reach out and pick that up and just see the smile on her face as soon as she did that was a magical moment for all of us. >> researchers say the technology is in clinical trials, but they hope they can make it widely available in the next five years. maryland's three-day special session is over tonight and lawmakers accomplish what they failed to do in the 90 day regular session. >> i'm scott broom in annapolis. this tax hike specifically targets six figure income earners in maryland. >> the state of maryland has
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gone completely crazy with the taxes. >> i think there's some risk that the state will drive people out of the state. >> maryland's house of delegates voted 77-60 for the tax hike today. warning about looming cuts of state jobs. and an immediate 13% hike in college tuition without more money. the so-called doomsday budget. >> i think we are judged as a society by how we treat the least among us. >> government has run a muck. >> republicans weren't unified in opposition. the tax hike hits individuals earning over $100,000 and couples earning more than $150,000 with income tax hikes of between a quarter and 3/4 of a percent. translation, a couple making $175,000 would pay over $250 a year more. in annapolis, scott broom, 9news now. >> talk about a gorgeous day. >> just wait. >> this is a preamble. >> wait, there's more. >> oh yes.
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exactly. now that said, there's a cold front to the west. we have to keep a chance of a shower or thunderstorm in tonight. just isolated and wow, we're in good shape thursday, friday, and the weekend. let's start with a live look outside. we're looking at the capital. this is brought to you by michael and son. temperatures still around 80 even in the suburbs. the winds, notice they are from the south at 9. so apparently the front is to our west. pressure rising a little bit. 29.87 inches of mercury. temperature wise, kind of a wide range. we had 85 in rockville. 79 in bethesda. 83 in college park. 82 in beltsville. out to the west, upper 70s in reston. low 80s in sterling. and 81 also in manassas. so, we got a cold front moving through. that will happen before midnight. an isolated thunderstorm possible tonight and breezy and cooler overnight. you'll need your shades on thursday and friday for that matter. and bring a light jacket for the morning.
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if you don't need it thursday morning, you will friday morning. so for tonight, early isolated shower or thunderstorm. then clear, breezy, and cooler. 52 to 62. ask winds out of the north at 10 to 15. by morning, mostly sunny and pleasant. grab your shades. temperatures in the 50s and 60s and by afternoon, a fantastic day. yes a little bit cooler, but mostly sunny and beautiful. highs about 75. we were 82 today. you can handle that. winds northeast at 10. we'll break it down. 53 to 63. by noon, still nice. and just great by evening. 72 to about 76. now next three days, get better? it can, actually. pure sun on friday and 76. mostly sunny on saturday. warming up to about 80. now the next seven days. we are in great shape again on sunday. temperatures go back into the low 80s. low 80s on monday. perhaps a shower or thunderstorm as we get into
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tuesday. and then we come right back into sunshine on wednesday and speaking of wednesday, today is the last day you can enter the chip against tiger contest. go to our facebook page. if you aren't a golfer, you get tickets to the event and if you are, you have a chance to play on monday. >> oh wow. >> you are pretty good, too, right if. >> oh no, i'm not. >> that's a reason to sign up, to play with you guys. >> sure. for sure. let's talk about the nats. >> the nationals, stephen strasburg struggling yesterday. he came back down to earth, struggling on the mound. but the culprit is rather embarrassing. plus, d.c. united slowly creeping towards the top. find out how next in sports. if you have copd like i do,
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now, 9sports with kristen berset. the best sports in town. >> stephen strasburg pitched his shortest outing of the season yesterday, just four inning, giving up four earned runs. you can say the rain and a short delay in game might have caused some issues, but it appears that's not the whole story. manager davey johnson revealed in his press conference that strasburg aployed the ointment to his shoulder before the game and somehow it wound up a little lower in a place that would make anyone uncomfortable.
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>> i can't really tell you what the problem was, but some hot stuff got misplaced. >> it was on his shoulder. i don't know where it got to where it got, but it was uncomfortable to say the least. >> keep that in the clubhouse. >> strasburg is not saying much about that one. here is a look at tonight's game. here's the matchup. gonzalez takes the mound. he is averaging ten strikeouts. he'll take his 4-1 record and under 2 e.r.a. a day after roger clemens former strength coach testified that he kept the medical waste that proved he injected clemens with steroids. the defense got a crack at him, attempting to convince the jury he made it all up, since he never mentioned it in the initial investigation. the soccer season just a third of the way through. d.c. united currently sits third in the eastern conference, but it has come at a hefty price. it currently has nine players out with injuries. but good news awaits them.
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united has a chance to grab some critical points as they begin a three-game home stretch. starting tonight with the colorado rapid. and on the other side of that is a three-week break. time for those players to heal. finally tonight, toronto's brett lowry was unhappy. he was called out on a questionable strike three, not happy. throws his helmet. it bounces. hits the umpire, bill miller. that's a no-no. you do not do that. i would bet that he is going to miss some games on that one. that would be a safe bet. >> we expect more from our players. >> that wasn't it. >> the quote of the day, davey johnson, some hot stuff got misplaced. that's it. >> and that's all for 9news now at 6:00. stay with us for the cbs evening news. >> derek will see you at 7:00. have a great night.
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